This research journeys through the coming out stories of LGBTQ+ persons of color. It seeks to give light to the persons of color coming out due to there being a lack of representation of LGBTQ+ persons of color coming out stories. This research also aims to deconstruct heterosexual normative terms like “the closet” that LGBTQ+ are put into and that impose coming out on LGBTQ+ people but not on heterosexual people. Data was collected through one on one interviewing which was saved by audio recording and then transcribed. The participants in this study are known members or identify themselves as a person of color and are part of the LGBTQ+ community. All participants are 18 and older. The theoretical frameworks that guided the research are queer of color critique, intersectionality, and queer theory. The result of this research will show how persons of color with various backgrounds have to come out as well and it can be harder at times. This research will also try and aid in deconstructing this societal closet so that being part of the LGBTQ+ community is a norm like being a heterosexual.
|Commitee:||Mattheis, Allison, Ngin, ChorSwang|
|School:||California State University, Los Angeles|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/2(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Sexuality, Gender studies, Ethnic studies, LGBTQ studies|
|Keywords:||Coming out of the closet, Intersectionality, LGBTQ+, People of color, Queer of color critique, Queer theory|
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